This weekend turned out to be sunny and hot again, and we decided to head out to Severn beach . Severn beach is known for its Dunlins and sure enough there was a flock hanging around.
The Dunlins although looking very attractive in these images, are quite well camouflaged and hard to pick out amidst the rocks and mud.
The Dunlins are among the more common small waders found in England. In spring and summer, they have a dark patch on their bellies which is distinctive. Their slightly downturned beaks and fat shape are also worth noting.